How to Handle School Anxiety

School anxiety is an incredibly, difficult and frustrating issue for parents and children alike. For children, they face a daily struggle, which is an awful experience, and is distressing for parents to watch. It is completely normal for children to feel anxious or worried about school from time to time, particularly when big changes are…

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How to Tell if Your Child is Struggling at School

Children are notoriously good at masking problems they are having, particularly when they are embarrassed, scared, or don’t want others to know what they are having difficulty with. For this reason, it can sometimes be tricky to spot when your child is struggling at school until the issue reaches a tipping point. When your child…

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Preparing Your Child for the Transition Back to School

It’s that time of year again – Back to School! The summer holidays are nearing their extended end, which means that its time to start preparing your child for the transition back to school. Transitions are tricky for many children, particularly significant ones like going back to school, where they have to transition from their…

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How to Keep Up with your Child’s Learning over the Summer Holidays

The summer holidays are a time that most school age kids look forward with excitement, and they are undoubtedly a wonderful time for students to relax and unwind after a busy school year. School holidays are an excellent opportunity for children to exercise greater freedom of choice and take on more responsibility for how they…

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The Benefits of One to One Tutoring

Tutoring is a valuable educational tool both to supplement children’s school learning and to enable them to engage with topics that they cannot learn in other settings. A tutor can be lifechanging for children’s confidence, abilities and motivation to learn, and in this blog, we’re going to discuss the benefits of one to one tutoring.…

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Hope Tutoring’s Guide to the Primary School Years

Have you ever wondered what goes on in each school year? Hope Tutoring’s Guide to the Primary School Years is designed to provide you with a concise overview of the key numeracy and literacy skills children will develop in each year of primary school from educational expert, Justin Clark. Early Stage of Learning Prep and…

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Fun Home Learning Games for Children with Autism

Whether your child is home-schooled or attends mainstream school, engaging with them through home learning activities and games can be a fun and rewarding experience for both parties. Structured activities are excellent for children with autism as they provide clear guidelines about what happens and when, what to do at each stage of the game,…

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Learning with All the Senses – The Multi-Sensory Learning Theory

It is well known that we experience, and hence learn about, the world around us through our senses. From the get-go, we use our senses to gather and respond almost instantly to information about our environment. Each of our senses collects different inputs which are interpreted in combination by the brain.  The brain is always…

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The Power Of Positive Affirmations

The last year has been a strange and difficult time for all of us, with many big life changes and new routines having to be adapted to quickly. However, something incredibly positive that has come out of it is the increased spotlight on self-care, particularly of our minds. There are countless ways to practice self-care,…

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Helpful Resources for Children with ADHD, Autism and Other Learning Difficulties

Children with learning difficulties and disabilities, like ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Auditory, Sensory and Visual Processing Disorders often find it difficult to concentrate in class. They often have to expend extra energy on activities neuro-typical children are able to carry out without thinking, like sitting still, tuning out playground noise to pay attention to…

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The Seven Different Learning Styles

As is the case with how we understand most things these days, it is believed that people fall somewhere on the spectrum of preference for each of these styles. As an educator, to have the best chances of success with a student, it is important to not only incorporate teaching strategies that accommodate a variety…

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How to Spot Learning Difficulties in your Child

Learning difficulties present in a multitude of different ways and vary wildly from child to child.  There are a plethora of different signs that a child with learning difficulties can display, which change with factors such as age, gender, personality type and, naturally, the type of learning difficulty. Whilst the bad news is that, in…

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